Check out the SCCC observers will not affect the situation in the Donbass, said the expert

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty in photobacteria residential building in Donetsk overnight shelling. Archival photoCheck out the SCCC observers will not affect the situation in the Donbass, said the expert© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty the image Bank

The departure of the Ukrainian and Russian observers of the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC) from the Donbass will not affect the situation on the line of contact, said military expert, chief editor of the magazine «Arsenal Fatherland» Victor murakhovski.

On Tuesday, a representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic in SCCC Ruslan Yakubov has told RIA Novosti that all Russian and Ukrainian officers from the Center safely crossed the line of contact. Earlier, Russia announced the termination of work under SCCC and the opinion of Russian observers from Donbass. The foreign Ministry said that Kiev was created for the Russian military «tense moral-psychological situation» and interfered with work. For example, officers have restricted access to the frontline and were forbidden to communicate with the local population.

«How will this affect the real situation on the contact line is almost not affected, as no power to influence the real situation they had not, the Russian officers who worked in the centre,» — said murakhovski RIA Novosti.

According to him, representatives of the Russian Federation only documented irregularities that were handed to the OSCE. «At the same time Western partners did not respond to a major violator of the cease-fire — Ukraine’s leadership. In the direction that they fulfilled at least two points (of the Minsk agreements) is the withdrawal of heavy weapons and a ceasefire,» — said the expert.

Commenting on the statement of the Russian foreign Ministry that Kiev was created for the Russian military tensions and hampered their work, murakhovski noted that this situation has existed for quite a long time and suffered. In his opinion, the issue of the RF output of the SCCC the moment, were not fundamental.

In turn, the President of Academy of geopolitical problems Colonel General Leonid Ivashov believes that Ukrainian side did everything to push the situation in the Donbass conflict escalation.

«The Russian side resisted, but, apparently, now the situation is so aggravated and goes to the armed confrontation that the Russian officers would be unsafe to be on this disputed territory. Apparently, the Minsk agreement remained only on paper», — concluded the expert.

SCCC was established from officers of the General Staff of the Russian Federation and Ukraine on behalf of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine after signing of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass.

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